Category Archives: Genre

Cover Art Trends In Self-Published Historical Fiction | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Trends In Self-Published Historical Fiction | Self-Publishing Relief

Your self-published book may be historical fiction, but that doesn’t mean your cover art has to be stuck in the past! The latest cover art trends for historical fiction are taking the genre in a direction that’s more aesthetically pleasing to the modern reader without necessarily sacrificing old-fashioned charm. Our forecasters at Self-Publishing Relief predict… Continue Reading

Should Self-Published Authors Stick To Only One Genre? | Self-Publishing Relief

Should Self-Published Authors Stick To Only One Genre? | Self-Publishing Relief

In the traditional publishing community, publishers usually expect their authors to write exclusively within a single genre in order to to develop an easy-to-market, strong author brand. But at Self-Publishing Relief, we know that this dusty old rule doesn’t have to apply to the independent, self-publishing author. In fact, indie authors can jump from genre… Continue Reading

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

Book Cover Design “Strategies” You Should Avoid | Self-Publishing Relief

At Self-Publishing Relief, we know the road to poor book sales is often paved with good intentions. Sometimes writers will choose cover art design strategies that should work—in theory—but might inadvertently steer potential buyers away from their books. Since many self-publishers feel illegitimate in the larger publishing industry, they blindly copy cover art design strategies… Continue Reading

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Horror Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

Cover Art Design Trends For Self-Published Horror Novels | Self-Publishing Relief

If you’re self-publishing a horror novel, there are certain design elements your readers will expect to see in your cover art. At Self-Publishing Relief, we know that the right cover art for a horror novel will both attract and terrify your reader—and get them to pull out their wallets and buy your book! Here are… Continue Reading

How To Identify And Connect With Your Niche Market | Self-Publishing Relief

How To Identify And Connect With Your Niche Market | Self-Publishing Relief

When you’re making short story or poetry submissions to publishers, it makes sense to cast a wide net. But when you’re trying to sell your book and optimize your financial investments, narrowing your target audience might be a better choice. No one wants to waste time or money reaching out to readers who aren’t likely… Continue Reading

5 Self-Published Books That Were Made Into Movies | Self-Publishing Relief

5 Self-Published Books That Were Made Into Movies | Self-Publishing Relief

  It’s a self-published author’s dream come true: Imagine having enough faith in your story that you take the leap and self-publish— and then your book not only flies off the shelves, it’s turned into a cinematic piece of art! We at Self-Publishing Relief know that nowadays, successful self-published books have the same chance at being made… Continue Reading

Why Self-Publishing Works For Niche Genre Writers

Why Self-Publishing Works For Niche Genre Writers

Have you written a romance…about space aliens? Or did you put together a collection of ancient Viking dress sewing patterns? While these niche topics won’t interest traditional publishers or literary agents—it’s still possible there’s an audience waiting for you to publish that unique book! Traditional publishers typically shy away from projects considered to have unpredictable returns. But… Continue Reading

Which Self-Published Genres Sell The Most Books? Self-Publishing Relief Has The Answer!

Which Self-Published Genres Sell The Most Books? Self-Publishing Relief Has The Answer!

You’re at the starting gate, ready to self-publish your book. But how do you know if you have a winner? We at Self-Publishing Relief know that while some genres seem to enjoy unbridled success when self-published, others fall behind in the race for sales. Take a look at the top-selling genres in self-publishing to find out where… Continue Reading

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